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For the similar model with the green accents, see UV7.
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The UV7S is a seven string Universe series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai. It was made in Japan by FujiGen. It was referred to as the UV7 although that name refers to an earlier version which had green pickups and fretboard inlays; as such this model is often referred to as the "white dot" Universe.

The UV7S features an American basswood body bolted to a quartersawn maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio Blaze II pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a double locking tremolo tremolo bridge, Gotoh tuning machines, green top hat knobs and a tilt output jack.

The UV7S was produced for just one year after which it was replaced by the UV777P.

Specifications

Specifications for UV7S
Model name: UV7S / UV7 (in USA)
Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Bridge:
Lo Pro Edge 7
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
UV
Neck material:
1-piece quartersawn maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / large
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze II (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze II (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze II (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.053 round wound

Images

Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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